27th May– 7th June 2019

Overview

This is a two-week intensive, highly interactive programme taught at a top 5 UK law school, on the university’s ancient campus at Old Aberdeen, Scotland. The course is based at King’s College, where there is much to see and take in on the history of the university.

The course will take students through an international commercial arbitration from beginning to end, and will focus on the practical aspects of each stage of the arbitral process.

Expert practitioners, including international lawyers and arbitrators, will lead classes on parts of the arbitral process. The emphasis will be on discussions and workshops, to enable students to take away the skills needed to work in this field.

The course is CIArb recognised to Membership level*.

Students will be provided with materials to work through during the two week course, and will represent either the Claimant and or Respondent through the whole process, providing a realistic arbitration representation experience.

 

Programme

27th May: Welcome, Introduction to Arbitration and the Arbitration Agreement

28th May: Selection of Arbitrators and Interim Relief

29thMay: Jurisdiction of the Arbitral Tribunal

30th May: Preliminary Meeting and Directions

31st May: Arbitral Pleadings

3rd June: Documentary evidence, disclosure and expert witnesses

4th June: Oral Advocacy in the Arbitral Tribunal

5th June: Challenge and Enforcement of Awards

6th June: Arbitral Awards

7th June: Oral Jurisdiction Presentation

Classes will take place each weekday (Monday-Friday) from around 10.00am-4.00pm, with the weekend of 1-2 June free for exploring (see below).

 

Tutors

The tutors will be a mixture of academics and practitioners, with a heavy emphasis on the latter.

 

Aberdeen and the surrounding area

There will be ample opportunity to take in the Aberdeen city life, as well as to visit some of the surrounding sights.

Locally, there is much to see at King’s College and on the wider Old Aberdeen Heritage Trail. Studying in Aberdeen opens up a range of activities in the city and beyond, as summarised in the Lonely Planet Study Aberdeen guide. Please also see Visit Aberdeenshire for further information about what is available in the area.

On the doorstep of Aberdeen is Royal Deeside, with some of the best scenery and visitor attractions in the UK (and anywhere), including mountains, castles, nature trails and gardens.

The capital city of Edinburgh is less than three hours away by public transport, for those who wish to take in the atmosphere there.

 

Summer School Fee

The programme fee is £3500 to include:

  • Full course materials
  • All tuition
  • Buffet lunch each day
  • Assessment and feedback (where necessary – see below)
  • CIArb exemption letter (where applicable)

This 10 day course offers excellent value for money, especially given the expert input, excellent materials and around 50 hours of tutor contact time over the two week period.

 

Accommodation

There are three accommodation options, each available from 25th May-9th June, or longer if desired:

1. University accommodation

This is available for £99 per week in our Hillhead campus, please see here for details and photographs.

2. Serviced apartments

We have negotiated a preferential rate on one-bedroomed apartments with Skene House.

3. Hotel rooms

There are a range of hotels available in Aberdeen, as follows:

 

Mode of Study

This programme is available as CPD only (requiring attendance and participation) or as a credit-bearing programme (requiring attendance, participation and assessment). If seeking CIArb examination exemption, the latter is required.

For CPD only students, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. For credit-bearing students, assuming a pass in the course is secured, an official university transcript showing all grades, plus a Certificate of Completion will be issued.

*Exemption from CIArb’s Module 2 on the International Arbitration pathway is available for those who have qualifications which would enable them to claim exemption from Module 1. Assessments are required.Register your interest